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CNN
Sep 9, 2010 9:00am EDT
>>> go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. that will wrap it up for us. good of you to join us this morning. we'll see you back here again bright and early tomorrow morning. >> cnn "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning, guys. we have fascinating pictures and stories for you this hour, including an unwelcomed visitor to dallas. imagine looking out your window and seeing that. and imagine this a pinkie fingertip that cut off and grew back. the woman attached to this hand says that's what happened. and a show like "punked", baghdad style. using death and fear for cheap laughs. it could be one of the most insensitive tv shows ever. i'm kyra phillips. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> i'm just going to say what so many of us are thinking, this small-time florida pastor who is still planning to mark the anniversary of 9/11 with a koran burning is just beyond explanation. his attitude, beyond explanation. however, the subject matter is not. burning the koran is not only the ultimate sign of disrespect to the muslim community in a time when we're involved in two wars, trying to
CNN
Sep 9, 2010 10:33am EDT
logic war on terror, and there is no question there are radicals in the region who will use this issue to fuel the propaganda that america is at war against islam and americans are anti-muslim in some way. so there is certainly going to be some global repercussions to the discussion that we have here, but, mona is absolutely right. this isn't about them. this is about us and who we are, and the fact that we don't allow these kinds of, you know, mainstream islamaphobic, these religious bigotries to actually define our laws or mayor our decisions for us. >> the imam said last night that, seeing what has happened, that he would, if he could go back in time, he wouldn't have chosen to build the center near ground zero. take a listen to what he had to say. >> given what you know now, would you have built? >> as i mentioned it, this story is not new. people knew about it. >> but given what you know now, would you have said, listen, let's not do it there? because it sounds like you're saying, in rhett stroe respect, wouldn't have done it. >> yes. >> would you not have done it? >> yes. if i kn
CNN
Sep 9, 2010 1:00pm EDT
we use to measure competitiveness? a lot of things. number one, debt and deficit. interest rates, access to money, things like that. in the united states one of the biggest concerns is not just the lingering public debt and deficit. but the state of the financial markets that are not yet fully stabilized. the other thing, this is interesting, all of our political bickering is actually costing us. the world economic forum cited the weakening of public and private institutions. i.e., the public's lack of faith in politicians. this is important, because as you try and attract companies to come to your country. open factories, open businesses and employ people. if you are not seen as competitive, you're competing with those people who might be seen as more competitive than you are. in this case, other countries, so that is very, very important to our economy. so the u.s. -- right now benefitting on some fronts, some parts of the economy are doing okay. but one of the biggest concerns from a higher level is how competitive we are. and it does appear that we are losing ground in terms
CNN
Sep 9, 2010 11:00am EDT
moment now. jim spellman is waiting for that news conference to begin. jim, if you would, give us a sense of the scene at this hour? >> reporter: sure, here at the command center for the fire, people are apprehensive for the weather today. yesterday a firefighters called it a gift, cool and humid. today, not so lucky. dry and a real chance winds could pick up later this afternoon. they are trying to make progress and try to contain it before it happens. several subdivisions opening to areas evacuated but not burned. the real heart of the fire, people not allowed back. people are restless but authorities don't want anybody up there until they feel it's safe. >> any word on the unaccounted for and how they will search for them? >> reporter: searching is difficult because people evacuated from the canyons, staying with friends and families, staying in hotels and around the evacuated area. they are optimistic that nobody has actually been hurt and people have gone off with family and haven't checked in but it's going to be difficult. these houses that have burned, it's just the foundati
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